Melbourne Granny Flat builders

Building a Granny flat or DPU (Dependent persons unit) is not as easy as it sounds. Unlike other states in Australia Victoria has strict rules when it comes to Granny flats.

Melbourne and wider Victoria council rules state that a granny flat can be installed as a DPU as long as the people living in the granny flat are family members who are dependent on the family members living in the existing dwelling.


Should the dependent person no longer live in the granny flat. Council will require removal from the property.

Yes we know this is a ridiculous rule and many within the industry would like to see it changed to match the New South Wales rules where a granny flat can also be used as a rental income.

Don’t despair, if you are wanting to install a granny flat in Melbourne, you have found the appropriate company to help with building permits that will allow you to install your granny flat as an extension.

Williamstown Backyard Pods For Sale

Granny Flats Melbourne

Do you live in Williamstown Melbourne and need more room? Have you considered a Backyard pod or Garden Studio?

Melbourne Garden Studios Bribuild Steel Frame
Bribuild Backyard Pod
Williamstown Backyard Pods
Our Backyard Pods do not require a building permit

In Williamstown our pods do not require a building permit!

If you are considering a larger footprint then maybe one of our Granny Flats might be more suitable.

If you have questions about our backyard pods, please free to give us a call 0419 122 821 or 1300 866 131

Build over Garage

build over garage example - Bribuild

Ever thought of expanding your space by building over your garage? Building over your garage is easier than you think!

Bribuild can custom design a Steel frame Kit Home that utilises the space above your garage. We can even create a garage design and manufacture to specifications.

All you need to do is send us photos with a small explanation of what your would like to achieve, we will then provide feedback on your projects budget.

build over garage example - Bribuild
Do you have a garage that could be utilised better?
colorbond build over garage
colorbond build over garage as seen in the 2017 series of Channel 9 ‘The Block”.


Build over garage is perfect for, games room, granny flat, airbnb, teenagers retreat.

For Build Over Garage – contact Bribuild 1300 866 131 or 0419 122 821

Concept Container Coffee Shop by Bribuild

Container Coffee Shop desighned by Bribuild

From time to time me are asked to consult on special project that don’t require building the same way as our kit homes.  In this case our client George requested a “container house” style road side coffee shop, custom built to his requirements. As we have previous experience in container housing for the mining sector, we were happy to take on the task.


Container Coffee Shop desighned by Bribuild
Concept roadside coffee shop Shipping container
Concept Shipping container coffee shop
Roadside coffee shop with folding house floor system.


If you are thinking about a Shipping container house, contact Bribuild to discuss your container options.
1300 866 131 or 0419 122 821

Granny Flat Builders North Melbourne

1 bedroom Granny Flat Kit Home

Bribuild Granny Flats MelbourneAre you wanting to build a granny flat in North Melbourne?  Are you located in Fairfield, Thornbury, Northcote,  Preston, Bundoora or anywhere in the Darebin Council? We build custom design granny flats and dependent persons units (DPU) ready to be assembled by a registered builder in your backyard.

  • We visit your home and provide feedback regarding your Granny flat location and floor plan.
  • We help with your building budget and the cost of connection to services.
  • We design then manufacture and certify your granny flat kit home.
  • We organise all the drawings required to complete a building permit
  • We consult with the council and a building surveyor on your behalf.
  • We complete the building permits on your behalf.
  • We help you engage with a local registered builder to assemble and finish your granny flat.

Granny flats are a great solution for keeping family near by. Granny Flats do not attract the same expense as a building extension and are quicker to construct.

If your thinking about building a granny flat in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, give us a call.

Bribuild Granny Flats and Buildings 1300 866 131 or 0419 122 821

1 bedroom Granny Flat north melbourne - BRIbuild

1 bedroom Granny Flat Kit Home
1 bedroom Granny flat 30m2 IKEA Style flat pack kit.

Backyard Pod in North Melbourne

Bribuild Backyard Pods

Do you want to build a Garden Studio or Backyard Pod in North Melbourne? If you live in the Preston, Northcote, Thornbury, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Coburg or Brunswick and the surrounding area. Come talk to us about your project.

Bribuild complete steel frame building projects big and small across Melbourne.  We provide affordable solutions for building extensions and backyard buildings. We are located at 12/327 mansfield street Thornbury, book a time to come see us call 1300 866 131 or 0419122821

Backyard Pods in North Melbourne
Bribuild in Thornbury for Backyard Pods and Garden Studios


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